New Totalitarians by Roland Huntford

By Roland Huntford

This e-book is a caution. it's a terrifying portrait of an "ideal" society that has destroyed democracy within the identify of "progress." Roland Huntford demonstrates via truth after stunning truth how an it seems that democratic, wealthy, peaceable utopia is completely managed via a forms which actively discourages all symptoms of individuality.

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Cosmogony and Creation in Balinese Tradition by C. Hooykaas

By C. Hooykaas

Life is stranger than fiction. significantly so. pass judgement on from this: The Javanese boost a sense in the direction of their afterbirth, wbich isn't really thrown away at delivery within the heathenish Western method, yet which will get a good burial and has the identify: ari-ari, more youthful brother (- sister) . i do know of a Javanese schoolgirl who wTote in an essay: "How could not i've got soft emotions in the direction of the spot the place my ari-ari lies buried?" The Balinese are within the satisfied place of getting at least 4 elder brothers (sisters). The 'concomitants of actual birth', being the amniotic fluid, the blood, the vernix caseosa and the afterbirth jointly are the baby's kanda mpat, bis 4 elder brothers, or her elder ~isters in relation to a woman. even though the 1st 3, because of their liquid kingdom, commonly disappear and obtain little care, the ari-ari is thoroughly buried below a around riverstone of approximately one foot in diameter, for a boy on the one part of the stairs resulting in the drowsing apartment, for a lady on the different aspect. The innumerable writipgs, in part or thoroughly facing the kanda mpat, don't weary from inculcating their readers that the 4 are invaluable so long as one supplies them the (material) foodstuff and reverential concepts they're entitled to, within which case they from their part behave as real eIder brothers. U. besides the fact that, one neglects and ignores them, they punish their more youthful brother.

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Konzepte der Kulturwissenschaften: Theoretische Grundlagen — by Ansgar Nünning, Vera Nünning

By Ansgar Nünning, Vera Nünning

Der Band "Konzepte der Kulturwissenschaften" bietet Orientierung in einem interdisziplinären Diskussionsfeld, das inzwischen selbst für Fachleute kaum noch überschaubar ist. Er informiert über die gegenwärtigen kulturwissenschaftlichen Diskussionen - insbesondere in den Literaturwissenschaften - und gibt einen systematischen und umfassenden Überblick über die verschiedenen Ansätze wie Kultursemiotik, Kulturanthropologie und New Historicism. Weitere Kapitel widmen sich der Medienwissenschaft, kulturwissenschaftlicher Geschlechterforschung, Fragen des kulturellen Gedächtnisses oder interkultureller Kommunikation.

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